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Cass County, Don Henley’s Pure Country Album


Don Henley, member of the rock band The Eagles, finally released his fifth solo album after fifteen years. This time he made a pure country album that fans are surely going to love.

Don Henley’s Album, Cass County

Henley told Rolling Stone‘s that most of the songs he recorded happened at a recording studio in Tennessee, Nashville. Furthermore, he said that he enjoyed making this album the most, as he was surrounded by great, funny, and talented people.

“There’s some amazing musicians here and the best thing about it is, most of them are funny. So it was a real pleasure.”

The title of Henley’s album was named from the town he grew up from, East Texas County.

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Photo Credit: Don Henley Cass County Album/ amazon.com

The sixteen-track album was made of eleven original songs and five cover songs. Henley featured the Louvin Brother‘s “When I Stopped Dreaming,” Jesse Lee Kincaid’s “She Sang Hymns Out of Tune,” and Jesse Winchester’s “The Brand New Tennessee Waltz.”

Artists He Worked With

Henley was honored to work with great artists for his album. He recorded songs with Merle Haggard, Trisha Yearwood, Alison Krauss, Mick Jagger, Dolly Parton, Vince Gill, Jamey Johnson, Miranda Lambert, and many more.


  1. “Bramble Rose” with Mick Jagger and Miranda Lambert
  2. “The Cost of Living” with Merle Haggard
  3. “No, Thank You” with Vince Gill
  4. “Waiting Tables” with Jamey Johnson and Lee Ann Womack
  5. “Take A Picture of This”
  6. “Too Far Gone” with Alison Krauss and Johnson
  7. “That Old Flame” with Martina McBride
  8. “The Brand New Tennessee Waltz” with Krauss
  9. “Words Can Break Your Heart” with Trisha Yearwood
  10. “When I Stop Dreaming” with Dolly Parton
  11. “Praying for Rain” with Krauss, Gill, Yearwood, and Ashley Monroe
  12. “Too Much Pride”
  13. “She Sang Hymns Out of Tune” with Court Yard Hounds and Monroe
  14. “Train In the Distance” with Lucinda Williams
  15. “A Younger Man”
  16. “Where I Am Now” with Yearwood

Chart Appearance

Henley’s album Cass County was his highest charting album in his solo career. It reached number one on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart. Furthermore, the album made an appearance on different charts in the US and outside of it.

You should check out Don Henley’s country album. You’ll definitely want to give it a try.

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